White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars
Makes:
24
bars (2 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
40
minutes
based on 199 reviews
10

Dietary Considerations:

Low SodiumVegetarian
Brown sugar-sweetened meringue gives these White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars a delicate texture.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped nuts, divided
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly onto the bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.

FOR TOPPING:
SPRINKLE
morsels and 1 cup chopped nuts over hot crust.

BEAT egg whites in medium mixer bowl until frothy. Gradually add brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread meringue over morsels and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.

BAKE For 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool completely.


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Marie Troyer from BINGHAMTON, NY

I made these for my dad for fathers day and my whole family raved about them. They are extremley good yet rich enough so that you don't feel like you want to eat the whole pan (which I appreciate). Also they were really easy to make with a few pretty common ingrediants. I will be making these again!

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    Deliciously Different

    LORETTA HARRIS from Temecula, CA

    Everyone really enjoyed these bars. I will be making them often for family and friends.

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    Love It!

    MaryLou Mattana from Leonard, MN

    Made these for a luncheon at our church, they were a big hit. Switched out the white chips with chocolate and used almonds. Put chocolate chips on top with the nuts also. Wonderful, everyone loved them. These will be made again! Use the egg yolks to make chocolate pudding!!

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    great

    KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

    I love anything with white chocolate and meringue.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Jean Ritter from Homer Glen, IL

    I made these for a bridal shower and everyone asked for the recipe. Wonderful and different. A new favorite to all.

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    Yummmm!

    Phyllis Frye from Owasso, OK

    We actually used these for the holidays and they were great. The teenagers actually got into the kitchen and enjoyed it. We upped it one for us and added semi-sweet chocloate bits mixed with a choc. block to help it harden some and put that on one side. They loved it Its a hit!

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    White Chip Meringue Bars

    Kris Gradin from Parkers Prairie, MN

    I loved the different textures in this bar. I thought the meringue would be hard to spread over the chips and nuts but it wasn't. They were very good and I had many people asking what these bars were. Definately something I'll make again!

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    Perfect

    Marie Troyer from BINGHAMTON, NY

    I made these for my dad for fathers day and my whole family raved about them. They are extremley good yet rich enough so that you don't feel like you want to eat the whole pan (which I appreciate). Also they were really easy to make with a few pretty common ingrediants. I will be making these again!

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    Outstanding!!!!

    Christy Beatty from MUSTANG, OK

    Simple to make. Wonderful mix of textures. I thought they were a great tasting treat (in my book there is no such thing as too sweet) they were just right. Kudos! Thanks for sharing.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Jowanna James from SWEENY, TX

    The recipe I know will be a hit at my party next Saturday thanks for the recipe.

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    awesome

    ANNE JERNIGAN from HORSEHEADS, NY

    trying out many new cookie recipes for my niece's wedding. This one will definitely be included! Didn't change a thing.

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    Sweet to Eat!

    Veronica Ferguson from PARIS, TX

    I ENJOY BAKING NEW DESSERTS FOR MY FAMILY..I PREPARED THE WHITE CHIP MERINGUE DESSERT BARS WHICH HAD A VERY GOOD FLAVOR BUT "TOO SWEET" FOR MY TASTE...THE FAMILY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD BUT ALSO "TOO SWEET TO EAT"...

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    A bit of Heaven

    nikki pals from PALATINE, IL

    I LOVE shortbread type cookies. I like bar type cookies. Well this it the little bit of heaven I have looked for. A great shortbread and a top that is light, crunchy and OHHHH so good. I think I may have to try these with a semisweet chocolate next time, and possibly this recipe is calling for some macadamia nuts with the white chocolate.. Oh the possibilities are endless aren't they??????

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    white chip meringue dessert bars

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    Oh, my! What a FANTASTIC treat! Easy to make. Great for a special occassion, or everyday. Definately make some today.

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    Delicious!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    These were delicious! Hubby took the rest of them to his work today. This is a recipe I will definitely make again, and often.

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    Very Good

    Jamie Weatherford from WHITEHOUSE, TX

    This was very good. I didn't beat the egg whites long enough, but still turned out well. Family enjoyed this delicious treat.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Noreen Gilbert from BURLINGTON, MA

    I made these and brought them to work. My co-workers realy like them and were asking me for the recipe.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bar

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    I think this recipe was very good and so easy to make.It an big change from choclate to white chip.My family jut Love it and want me to kept making it.I will be make it again and again.

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    try other chips, as well

    Loren Roth from NEW YORK, NY

    This is one of my favorite Nestle recipes. I've tried it w/ semi-sweet chips before. Also, I usually use peanuts. It's always good! I even freeze them and eat them later - which, surprisingly, despite the delicate meringue, works fine - they still taste great.

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    White Chip Meringue Bars

    B Wong from SAN DIEGO, CA

    I made these for the Christmas Cookie Exchange and everyone loved them. These are going to be regular treat for the Holidays. I added a slight lemon zest to the meringue part.

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    AWESOME

    STEPHANIE SLOAN from RANCHO CORDOVA, CA

    I really like this one but I would say only make it if you have a mixer other wise the Meringue would be way to hard to make but It is really reach and Very good I used pecans for the nuts and it was Awesome I really really liked it and so did my friends at work every one really enjoyed them but you cant eat to may because of how sweet it is and the Crust just falls apart in your mouth I would have to say this is now one of my favorites.

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    Not bad

    Jennifer Thompson from WAYNE, NJ

    These were fairly easy to make. I do not personally like all of the ingredients but was looking for a holiday cookie using white chips. Did get all good responses but no one seemed overly impressed.

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    Delicious

    Kristen Driesse from Charleston, SC

    I made these for a co-worker who absolutely adores white chocolate, and she loved them! I did cut them into rather small squares because they are so rich and sweet.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Sue Peltz from ADAMSTOWN, MD

    White Morsels are the BEST!!! Nothing rates higher to me than WHITE CHOCOLATE. These bars are SUPREME!!!

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    These were just great! I even added some cut marchino cherries.

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    Yumm!

    Lindsey Gerson from

    These bars were very rich and delicious. Instead of nuts, i used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and i just sprinkled a few on top, none in the middle, they were great!

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    Family loved it & easy to make

    Frankenia Castro from Worcester, MA

    Easy to make and my family loved it including my boyfriend.

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    Delectable

    Linda Hughes from PHOENIX, AZ

    This is a wonderfully delicious bar recipe. Easy to prepare and even easier to eat! A nice change for your chocolate chip craving. Will make it again and again.

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    Just okay

    HEIDI BASTA from

    I liked the meringue topping when I made these. I found that with the chips the bars were just a bit too sweet for my liking, though.

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    white chip meringe dessert bars

    Joanne McGowan from Mead, WA

    These bars were very easy to make and very tasty. Great with ice cream or by themselves as a snack.

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    Whole house smell like chocolate!

    Jenny Landis from WEST READING, PA

    It taste so good! It's my first time to make it. At first, I thought it's hard to make crust with flour and butter. But it was easy and work great! Since, my husband doesn't like nuts, so I put extra chocolate candy on instead of nuts. It works and taste great! It made my whole house smell of chocolate!

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    White Chip Meringue Bars

    shirley flores from las cruces, NM

    Easy to make and delicious. University students liked them.

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    Meringue Bars

    Brittany Columbia from COLUMBIA, KY

    I was looking for something quick, easy and delicious and these definitely fit the bill. I mixed semi-sweet in with the white and it was perfect.

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    Light & Scrumptious

    Melinda Leiser from OAKLAND, CA

    What a delicious change from the usual brownie or dessert bar! I baked these for a party and everyone commented on how delicious yet light these bars are.

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    White Chip Meringe Dessert Bars

    Shirley Vance from VERNER, WV

    These are the best Dessert Bars I have ever made. Everyone of them was gone in two days. I have to make some more today my family really enjoyed them.They even ate them for breakfast, with there coffee. This is the first recipe I had made with white Chocolate simply delicious.

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    Different Bars White Choc. Chips

    Rachel Leatherman from SOUDERTON, PA

    Tried this recipe for a birthday party and every one loved them. They looked nice on the plate with choc. chip cookies. Will most certainly make them again maybe for a tea party.

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    Janet Bailey from AURORA, CO

    This are great bars. It's a simple recipe to follow and the outcome is fantastic. This was the first time I made them, but it won't be the last.

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    Decadent Meringue Bars

    KATHLEEN KOZAK from NEW HAMPTON, NH

    These white chocolate meringue bars are so scrumptious that it is impossible to merely eat one! I made them for an Easter dessert and the entire family loved them. Our oldest daughter even took some with her for the drive back to PA; she loves white chocolate! They will be a permanent family dessert bar.

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    Nestles' has done it again!

    DEE SAPP from ROSAMOND, CA

    Thumbs up! Another great dessert bar. The family was invited over for Easter dinner at my daughters in-laws. Since they know I love to bake, I brought the dessert. The dessert bars are easy and quick to make. All ingredients I had on hand. I found that I was a bit short of white chips and had to improvise by adding some of the swirl chips I had left over from the Swirled Cheesecake Nibbles recipe I made a week ago. The dessert bars were a hit! Thanks Nestle!

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    White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

    ANNE SCHILHNB from COMFORT, TX

    Wow! What a delicious cookie! Ease of preparation makes this a favorite treat to serve to my family and friends!

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    Delicious

    CLARE S from Ft Lauderdale

    Trying to give up chocolate, so these hit the spot without cheating too much!

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    OK

    Karen Zehnder from TINLEY PARK, IL

    I made these bars for a party, they tasted good but when I whipped the egg whites and brown sugar they did not want to form the stiff peaks. So I just spooned the meringue instead of spreading it on top.

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    Cookie Bars

    MARILOU MARSH from WOODSTOCK, GA

    Very easy to make. Turned out really good. Will make again. Don't over bake or the bars will become dry.

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    Wow!

    Lew Sweet from KIMBERLING CITY, MO

    WOW!!! Need I say more? Just wonderful!

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    Perfection

    Dianna Cleary from MEMPHIS, MI

    My Son love the premier white chocolate chips, so I am always looking for recipes. This one is perfect, easy to make and great for eating. The flavor is out of this world.

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    Crowd Pleaser

    Claire Nettles from CLINTON, MS

    This is a fantastic, easy treat. When my mom tasted it she said this was the next thing she would take to a tea party. I took it to a women's group and everyone raved! Delicious!!! I will definitely make again!

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    white chip meringue dessert bars

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    I made this dessert bars for poum sunday and I had the girls at church try them and they said it was deliouse and then I gave them the recipe.

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    dessert bars

    jan crowder from BELDING, MI

    after making these my family truely enjoyed them, very good and the bars make thm faster to make then doing them in a cookie form. good food for any get together or after school snack.

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    great snack

    Michele Bauer from TAUNTON, MA

    Very simple to make and make a great addition to the lunch bag

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    white chip meringue dessert bars

    diana senn from PORTLAND, OR

    Easy to make and a great treat for coffee break. Took a batch to work and the crew loved them

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    Melts in your mouth!

    Kate Amatuzzo from Erie, PA

    These bars are simply amazing. The light meringue topping just floats away the second you put it in your mouth, and the shortbread bottom is to die for...I wondered if the recipe had called for too much butter in the crust, but this is not the case. The two sticks of butter makes the bottom so rich and decadent! Instead of nuts, I used crispy candy coated chocolates, which also made the bars colorful and appealing to the eye. The meringue, however, really flaked a lot while cutting the bars, which may be remedied by extra cooking. The bars have a nice consistency, and are very thick...one little bar is all you would need for a serving...plus a scoop of ice cream. I will be making these bars again and again, with a different special ingredient each time!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Total Fat: 16g (25% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 9g (44% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (7% of DV)
  • Sodium: 80mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 29g (10% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped nuts, divided
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly onto the bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.

FOR TOPPING:
SPRINKLE
morsels and 1 cup chopped nuts over hot crust.

BEAT egg whites in medium mixer bowl until frothy. Gradually add brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread meringue over morsels and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.

BAKE For 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool completely.

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